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How many oldies
on: November 12, 2013, 11:49:00 PM
Looks to me, reading the posts, that there seems to be a fair amount of more mature X riders out there. Be interesting to know how many over 60s we've got. So come on, don't be shy, own up & let's give the youngsters a run for their money. I'll admit to being 65, who'll join me.
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Re: How many oldies
Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 11:59:13 PM
71 next month and I'm off to Thailand(with the wife).Hoping to pick up some extras for the bike.Should be cheaper there!

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Re: How many oldies
Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 03:34:54 AM
Well, I'm 71 and expect to acquire a 500X next Feb. or March when the dealer may be a tad hungry. We're fortunate to have a family-owned dealership nearby that looks for return business; I expect to buy from them.  It'll be a delayed 72nd birthday present to myself.
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Re: How many oldies
Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 07:53:46 AM
A mere 53 here, But I subscribe to a guy called chainsawbob on  Yt  who is in his 70's and rides an X

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Re: How many oldies
Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:04:33 AM
Unashamedly…………69 (70 next month) and getting older every day!
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Re: How many oldies
Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 09:35:27 AM
Me 63, had heaps of bikes, vfr800 , multish#tbox, buell greatmate woof, huskys, that mob that make ship engines and excavators and they are just the recent ones. This bike just ticks all boxes for me now and love it's cheeky performance and handling.

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Re: How many oldies
Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 10:23:06 AM
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41 here  :821:

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Re: How many oldies
Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 10:50:04 AM
Cam at 41 you're only a young lad. Hope you don't feel old, or god help you when you hit 65. Getting old's not too bad when you consider the alternative.
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Re: How many oldies
Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 12:49:49 PM
66 going on 19.  A friend got me back into biking a few years back but the X is my first bigger bike and I love it.  Hoping to take it through France next year to visit a friend over there.  Must say retirement is great - I can recommend it.  You don't need stacks of money - just enough to do the essentials plus a few nice add-ons like the X. Not too good on the maintenance side.  Used to do a bit in my youth but things are somewhat more complex these days so I defer to the experts for anything harder than simple.
Nice thread and amazed to get an idea of the average X-age.
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Re: How many oldies
Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 02:11:29 PM
Rock on Muttley, you're spot on about retirement. Trick is to have enough interests that don't cost loads of dosh & to know when you're well off. Envious of proposed French trip, I'll be with you in spirit. Used to go over in a motorhome with a Kwacker KE100 on the back, great times.
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